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#1 The Cardboard Company

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 10:56 AM

Hi all --

I'm the proud owner of a Bell and Howell 240. I need to shoot a short scene as an effects test, and I want to use this camera. The problem is that the scene is a Sergio Leone-type Western shootout with lots of sweaty close ups of ugly gunfighters (zombies, really).

Since the 240 is a single lens non-reflex camera, I was hoping some of you more experienced folks out there could give me a hint or two about how to correct for the parallax (did I spell that right?) error so I am not shooting half of someone's face.

Thanks,

Aaron
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 08:04 PM

Hi all --

I'm the proud owner of a Bell and Howell 240. I need to shoot a short scene as an effects test, and I want to use this camera. The problem is that the scene is a Sergio Leone-type Western shootout with lots of sweaty close ups of ugly gunfighters (zombies, really).

Since the 240 is a single lens non-reflex camera, I was hoping some of you more experienced folks out there could give me a hint or two about how to correct for the parallax (did I spell that right?) error so I am not shooting half of someone's face.

Thanks,

Aaron

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You could just find the angle of view of your lens on a table and use that to estimate your framing.
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#3 oarad

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 08:26 PM

Test Test Test and test some more...

until you know exatly what offset you get at which object distance.
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